The Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) has trained 20 Administrators from the 10 Regional Associations, at the Korea Sports Complex in the second phase of the Development of National Sports System (DNSS) Program, sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), through the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC).
The 5-Day Administrators Seminar/ Workshop which began on Monday, March 11, 2019, offered participants the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base in Administration with areas such as Taekwondo Administration, Taekwondo Events Management, Public Relations and Media, Olympism, World Taekwondo Global Membership System (WT GMS) Administration and the GTF Communication System.
Training of the Administrators in the WT GMS also became very necessary as it is a requirement for all Member National Associations of the World Taekwondo to register their members in the system with an upgrade and access to WT GMS for multiple Administrators in Ghana.
Resource persons, Frederick Lartey Otu, Adnan Odartey Lamptey, and Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey, President, Deputy Secretary-General and PRO of the Federation together with Richard Akpokavie, Secretary General of the GOC who handled the various topics for the Seminar were hugely appreciated by the participants, as they were very resourceful and tactful in their lectures.
Participants after the Seminar expressed their joy, having felt the impact and necessity of the Workshop which they have hugely benefitted from and ready to discharge their duties as Administrators in the development and promotion of the combat sport.
The 3rd and final phase of the DNSS program, which is the 2nd National Licence Coaching Course for 40 is next in April 2019 which will be facilitated by Ivorian and French Patrice Remarck, a former US Taekwondo Head Coach and Olympian.
The Federation, poised to streamline modalities and policies that will enhance and ensure the growth of its membership as well as promote and develop the combat sport began the DNSS program with the 2nd National Licence Referees Course & 1st Refresher for 40 in February 2019.
Making Taekwondo, a household name is the target of the federation at this point and hands of all stakeholders need to be on deck.